Dangerous PVC toys still sold in Czech department stores

Toys made of softened PVC, which contain the harmful chemical phtalate and can be dangerous to children, are no longer sold in Western Europe. You can find them, however, on the counters of Czech toy shops. Alena Skodova reports:

The dangerous toys are sold in almost all toy shops throughout the country, and one can even find them in specialized baby departments in big stores. Some of them carry labels such as a "whistling toy with flavour," despite the fact that chewing them could damage the baby's health. The Czech branch of Greenpeace has disclosed that all the toys they bought at random in several Czech department stores contained harmful PVC chemicals. I asked Jan Haverkamp of Greenpeace about the most dangerous effects: